Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

Spring Break!!!!!!!!!

Oh spring break!  There is no greater thing that a teacher looks forward to in the spring other than spring break!!!  It is just such a nice week to have at home in the middle of a busy spring semester to rest, relax, refocus, and PLAY!!!

To start off spring break, Cody got me a one night stay at the MCM Elegante for just me!  I stayed on Saturday night and came home on Sunday after getting to lay in bed, watch movies, sleep in late, and then go and get a manicure and pedicure before coming home.  It was the perfect way to start the week and it was so sweet of him to do that for me!  The whole rest of the week was spend playing, playing, playing, and running errands with my best girl.

My mom was off the whole week us three girls spent a lot of time together and did lots of fun girly things.  Cody and I were also able to spend some good, quality time together too.  We went to CrossFit together almost everyday and had a meeting with our interior designer on Tuesday.  We got to pick TONS of stuff out and tackled quite a bit.  It was so fun picking out stuff for our new house together and spending the afternoon dreaming of what it was going to look like when it all comes together.

Here's a re-cap of all our spring break fun!  On Monday, mom and I stayed in a lot of the day.  It was pouring rain almost the whole day.  We did get out that afternoon and ran in to Carter's.  Seiden was busting out of her 9 month clothes and had only a few things in 12 months.  So, we went in there together and I stocked up on TONS of clothes to last her all spring and all summer.  We love Carter's...they always have such cute stuff and such great deals!  Aside from Carter's, my favorite designer brand for her is Giggle Moon.  Man...I LOVE Giggle Moon!  She has tons of outfits and they are all just so stinking cute!  Those are mainly church, special occasion, just for fun dress-up outfits.  But man...I just can't help myself with the stuff!  Anyways, we spent Monday pretty much inside, snuggling, playing, and shopping.  Tuesday, I took Seiden to day care because Cody and I had that meeting with our interior designer.  That pretty much took up the whole day!  Wednesday, I had a doctor's appointment early that morning, so mom came over and watched Seiden while I went to that.  Then, we ran a couple of errands after nap time, got cupcakes, and then Seiden and I had a play date later that evening with our besties; Bria, Jansen, and Jenner.  The kids had a BLAST playing together!  They all play so well and it was nice for us mommies to spend time together and catch up.  Love our friends!  On Thursday, Cody left for a hunt through Sunday.  So, us girls pretty much just hung out.  We didn't really do anything special...just had lunch out and then I cooked dinner that night for us all.  On Friday, Seiden and I went to CrossFit, then ran up to the interior designer's store to finalize a couple things.  We got home, and she was pooped and ready for a nap.  I had stopped and gotten coffee for us girls, so mom came over and we drank coffee while Seiden napped.  She took a late nap, so when she woke up, it was well past lunch time.  She was starving, so she had lunch and sipped on her hot chocolate (that was basically just chocolate milk at that point!), then we ran some errands with mom and then headed to the park for a little while.  Dad had ordered food from Casa Herrera, so he brought that over for all of us for dinner and we just ate and hung out until bed time!  Saturday, we just chilled and played in our jammies pretty much all day.  We all took Seiden to the Zoo that afternoon, then for frozen yogurt from Nikki's before dinner. was spring break!  Plus...haven't you ever heard the phrase, "life is short, eat dessert first"?!?  She loved it all and still ate about half of a hamburger and lots of Opa's french fries for dinner.  Cody surprised us and got home early on Saturday night.  So, it was nice to end spring break hanging out as a family on Sunday.  We went to church, had brunch, did some chores, took Seiden for a walk, then cooked dinner and just hung out.

We LOVE spring break and it is so nice to have a week to just be at home, get things done, and spend some extra time with my girl playing and making memories!





Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Valentine's Day is a holiday that we typically don't celebrate a whole for.  Before Seiden, we would just get each other a little something and a card and I would usually cook something or Cody would grill and we would just stay home and avoid all the craziness and long wait lines at restaurants.  Last year, we had an appointment in Ft. Worth with Seiden's geneticist, which she was discharged from.  So, there was no better way to celebrate Valentine's than with that amazing news!  This year, my mom and dad offered to keep Seiden for us if we wanted to go out to eat and maybe see a movie.  So...we decided to take them up on the offer!

That morning, I had a hair appointment.  Which was really nice because my hair looked perfect and fresh and my awesome hair lady styled it and curled it so that I wouldn't have to do a single thing when we went out that night.  After I got home, it was right at lunch and Seiden had just woken up from her morning nap.  So, we each gave her the presents we had gotten her.  Her sweet daddy got her the cutest pink and white chevron chair that reclines...which she LOVES!!!  And, I got her a little bag full of goodies.  She got a pink bear, some Reese's peanut butter cups (her favorite), a heart-shaped box with some chocolate truffles, and a new outfit.  She had so much fun opening up her present and definitely loved the chocolates and looked adorable in her new outfit!  And...Cody surprised me with a very unexpected present.  When I first got home from my hair appointment, I saw a little gift bag sitting on the counter, which he told me to open.  When I opened it, there was a tiny little red bag at the very bottom of the bag.  The little red bag had the words, "Christian Louboutin" on it and it had two extra heel tips in the bag.  WHAT?!?!?  I knew right then he had gotten me a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes.  I was beside myself.  They were hidden in our room, and when I found them and opened the box, I saw the most beautiful pair of pointy-toe, aqua shoes, that fit like a glove.  I love those shoes and I can't believe the lengths he went to to get them for me.  I have the sweetest, most thoughtful husband in the entire world.  He is always thinking about me and doing so many things to show me he loves me.  From the smallest acts of service to the sweetest and most thoughtful gifts...I'm one lucky girl!

We hung out at the house the rest of the afternoon and played with our girl.  We ate some lunch, went on a walk, played outside with the puppies, and just hung out around the house.  Cody and I decided to go out to eat early to beat the crowds.  So, we took Seiden to my parents about 4:45 and then headed over to Taylor County Taphouse to try it out for the first time.  Man...we LOVED it!  We have eaten there a couple more times, even ordered it for take out and for delivery.  Which is so nice to eat food from there from the comfort of your own home!  Anyways...dinner was absolutely wonderful and it was so nice for it to just be us two and only have each other to focus on.  Don't get me wrong...we definitely missed our princess.  But, it was nice to just spend the one-on-one time together, uninterrupted.  After dinner, we went out to our new house to see the progress, then headed over to the mall to catch a movie.  We had such a fun Valentine's Day celebrating as a family and as just us two.  Holidays sure are so much more fun as a little family of three!!!  Happy Heart Day!!!